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Netflix’s 'Wet Hot American Summer' prequel pays tribute to itself

July 29th, 2015

The people who love it really, really, really love it.

  • With twisty plotting and robust action, the latest installment is a strong example of the best in blockbuster filmmaking.

  • It never loses sight of the personal story of these optimistic women and their genuinely life-affirming journey.

  • Four new shows are coming. Watch out, Netflix.

  • Starring Christina Applegate and The Hangover's Ed Helms, it's a sad re-creation of a once-beloved comedy franchise.

  • CineVegas went on hiatus following its 2009 edition.

  • Based on a novel by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green, the flick is more John Hughes than Nicholas Sparks.

  • Imagine a cheaper, lazier version of a typical Adam Sandler movie.

  • Even the boxing sequences are mostly unremarkable, a few exciting POV shots aside.

  • The movie exudes familial love and forgiveness.

  • Listless performances and a moronic plot. Surprise?

  • William DuVall and singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell harmonize nearly as well as Cantrell and former lead singer Layne Staley did.

  • It's not your average Marvel film.

  • Dad rock: Like its protagonist, the FX comedy is mostly a sad relic straining to appear hip.

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